The wow list: Amazing art made on the cheap

Slide show: Alternately silly and sublime, these 10 works of art turn shoestring budgets into priceless wonder

Published June 17, 2010 8:01PM (EDT)

The following is a list of artists who do more with less -- performers, filmmakers, painters, animators, writers and unclassifiable phenomena who create art and entertainment that's strange, original and transporting.

Some of the work is silly. Some is harrowing. Some of it you've already seen and heard of, and perhaps passed on to friends. Some of it will be news to you. I don't have the slightest idea whether you'll enjoy any of it, and that's not the point.

The point is to spotlight artists whose work is original and distinctive and that was conceived and very often created outside of the mainstream media's spotlight -- with limited (occasionally nonexistent) resources. This is art that's fueled by creativity and elbow grease more than money. It's also deeply personal art that vividly expresses the artist's sense of life. 

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By Matt Zoller Seitz

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